We assessed whether the relationship between insulin secretion and sensitivity predicted development of type 2 diabetes in American Indians participating in a longitudinal epidemiologic study. At baseline, when all participants did not have diabetes, 1,566 underwent oral tests and 420 had intravenous measures of glucose regulation, with estimates of insulin secretion and sensitivity. Standardized major axis regression was used to study the relationship between secretion and sensitivity. Distances away from and along the regression line estimated compensatory insulin secretion and secretory demand, respectively. This relationship differed according to glucose tolerance and BMI category. The distance away from the line is similar to the disposition index (DI), defined as the product of estimated secretion and sensitivity, but the regression line may differ from a line with constant DI (i.e., it is not necessarily hyperbolic). Participants with the same DI but different levels of insulin secretion and sensitivity had different incidence rates of diabetes; lower sensitivity with higher secretory demand was associated with greater diabetes risk. Insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, analyzed together, predict diabetes better than DI alone. Physiologically, this may reflect long-term risk associated with increased allostatic load resulting from the stimulation of insulin hypersecretion by increased glycemia.
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